Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sikh community target of Alcohol Awareness campaign

A midlands charity is seeking to tackle the taboo issue of alcohol misuse in the Sikh community as part of Alcohol Awareness Week. Aquarius, part of Recovery Focus, is working to tackle growing alcohol misuse in Sikh Punjabi community after...

Hospital Halal Not up to Standard?

Sandwell General Hospital is currently deciding whether to change its supplier of halal food over concerns that the food might not be up to standard. There was a clash of board room members at the West Bromwich based hospital,...

Healthcare leaders gear up for regional economic summit

Around 200 delegates across the West Midlands’ healthcare and life sciences landscape will be flocking to Telford in December for an annual economic summit, examining the links between health and wealth and the implications for the region of recent...

30 Seconds Chats with Doctors Enough to Trigger Weight Loss

Study shows that having a short thirty second talk with doctors or GP’s about weight can be enough to get patients to immediately start shedding the pounds. The research, published by Lancet and complied by University of Oxford researchers...

Get active outdoors this autumn with Rosie Naseer

All of my adult life I’ve been an avid hill walker and lover of the countryside of the British Isles. Sadly, big shopping centres seem to attract more visitors than our green and pleasant land. I want to change...

Urban fitness: what’s stopping you?

If you work for a largish organisation, you may have joined in a 10,000 steps challenge recently. How did it go? Please let me know. If you are anything like me, you were probably super keen at the start...

New Flu Vaccination Campaign Launched

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect their children from flu this winter, as the largest ever program vaccinating children against it gets underway. This year, the vaccine is being offered to 2 –...

World Mental Health Day 2016

Originating from The World Federation for Mental Health, World Mental Health Day is recognised every year October 10th. The day raises awareness and addresses issues on mental health on a global scale. Each year is accompanied by a specific...

Middle-aged? 5 Myths about your fitness.

I am fortunate to encounter people of all ages with a common goal of improving their quality of life by becoming fitter. For many middle-aged people there are many misconceptions about health and fitness that I'd like to address...

Sunny & Shay; As We Proceed…

This month, Sunny had an operation which has meant that we both have had to pause and take some time out and look at the way in which we address men's health. We've been inundated with messages of support...